a few years ago we were delighted to discover that most hardware and lumber stores carry a selection of tapered wooden table legs. they come in a wide variety of heights, from 4” to 28”, which means you can easily make all sorts of tables (from bedside to dining room) out of just about anything. by using a paper doily as a stencil we were able to pretty up an 18” round piece of wood with some spray paint, to make a simple and unique side table.
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–derek and lauren
here’s what you’ll need:
- 18″ pre-cut round plywood or mdf, available at lumber and hardware stores
- two colors of spray paint
- 10″ paper doily
- blue painter’s tape (or low tack spray adhesive)
- 4 tapered wood legs with hardware
1. paint your table top and legs with latex paint or spray paint and let dry.
2. place the paper doily in the middle of the table top and secure with a few rolls of painter’s tape. for a crisper edge, temporarily stick it to the tabletop with low tack spray adhesive
3. tape off the sides of the tabletop (optional) and apply an even coat of spray paint directly over the doily, trying not to get any paint underneath its edges.
4. once the paint is dry, carefully remove the doily and blue tape.
5. attach the legs to the underside of your table 2″ in from the sides, using the provided hardware and screws.